Awards

Being an award-winning firm is the direct result of having the best people in the industry. Halff is proud to be among the most-awarded firms in the country for our culture, our growth and of course, our projects.

2023

  • Award: Texas & Louisiana Top Design Firm, Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 85), Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Hot Firm, Zweig Group
  • Award: Top Workplaces USA (Employers 1,000-2,499) (No. 15), Energage
  • Award: Top Workplace - Midsize Employers, Austin American-Statesman
  • Award: Top Workplace - Large Employers, Dallas Morning News
  • Award: Top Workplace - Midsize Employers, Houston Chronicle
  • Award: Top Workplace - Small Employers, The Oklahoman
  • Award: Top Workplace - Small Employers, Orlando Sentinel
  • Award: Top Workplace - Midsize Employers, San Antonio Express-News
  • Award: Top Workplace - Small Employers, Tampa Bay Times
  • Award: Best Place to Work on the First Coast - Small Employers, Jacksonville Business Journal
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Award: Best Place For Working Parents, Fort Worth
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Early Matters Greater Austin
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Award: Top 150 Global Design Firm, Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Engineering Firm of the Year - TSPE and ASCE Rio Grande Valley Chapter
  • Award: Employer of the Year - WTS Florida Capital Area Chapter
  • Project: Bastrop State Park Dam
    Award: ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence – Water Resources – Gold
  • Project: Clear Creek Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Award in Planning and Policy – Honorable Mention
  • Project: Brand Video
    Award: Marketing Excellence Award by Zweig Group
  • Project: Buescher State Park Dam
    Award: Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Award – Water + Stormwater
  • Project: East Austin Emergency Utility Repair
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Recognition Award
  • Project: East Austin Emergency Utility Repair
    Award: American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year - Disaster or Emergency Repair ($5 million to $25 million)
  • Project: Gravel Ridge SID No. 213 Improvements
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Arkansas Engineering Excellence - Water and Wastewater - Honor
  • Project: Gravel Ridge SID No. 213 Improvements
    Award: Wastewater Digest Top Project Award
  • Project: Hidalgo County Delta Reclamation Project
    Award: Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Rain Catcher Award
  • Project: Identity Rebrand
    Award: Marketing Excellence Award by Zweig Group
  • Project: The Landing at Riverwalk
    Award: Plan Hillsborough Planning & Design Award of Merit
  • Project: Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan
    Award: American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter Environmental Planning Achievement Award - Gold
  • Project: Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan
    Award: NCTCOG Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) – Public Policy and Planning
  • Project: Railyard Park
    Award: NCTCOG Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) – Special Development
  • Project: City of Richardson Active Transportation Plan
    Award: NCTCOG Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) – Public Policy and Planning
  • Project: TCC, 35 Eagle
    Award: D’s CEO’s Commercial Real Estate Awards – Best New Industrial Project
  • Project: Texas Regional Flood Plans
    Award: ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence – Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services – Silver
  • Project: Trinity Forest Spine Trail
    Award: America Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Texas – Merit Award in Planning & Analysis
  • Project: United States Courthouse – San Antonio
    Award: National Award of Merit – Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
aerial view of gravel ridge improvements
activated sludge processing at gravel ridge
gravel ridge improvements by the lake with trees
Office photo of employees at Halff, a Top Workplace in Richardson, Texas

2022

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 97); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Workplaces USA (Employers 1,000-2,499) (No. 10); Energage
  • Award: Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: Best Places to Work in Arkansas by Arkansas Business
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Early Matters Greater Austin
  • Award: Best Place For Working Parents Fort Worth
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Award: Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50
  • Award: Top Workplace - Midsize Employers, Austin American-Statesman
  • Award: Top 100 Workplace - Large Employers, Dallas Morning News
  • Award: Top Workplace - Small Employers, San Antonio-Express News
  • Project: City of Baytown Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan
    Award: Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) Planning Excellence Award
  • Project: City of Brownsville Sidewalk and Trails Master Plan
    Award: American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter 2022 Transportation Planning Achievement Award - Gold
  • Project: Deep Fork Greenway Trail
    Award: America Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Oklahoma – Merit Award in Design/Unbuilt
  • Project: Deep Fork Greenway Trail
    Award: Merit Award in Design Unrealized - Texas American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Project: DFW Park 161
    Award: Dallas Business Journal Best Real Estate Deal of 2021 - Industrial Development
  • Project: East Austin Emergency Utility Repair
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas Engineering Excellence - Special Projects - Gold
  • Project: El Paso County Parks and Recreation Master Plan
    Award: Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) Project Excellence Award
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: Project of the Year (Transportation More Than $25 Million category); Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: Civil Engineer + Structural Magazine - Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Summit Award
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: National Recognition Award - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Project: FAMU Way (Phase I-Phase III)
    Award: Civil Engineer + Structural Magazine - Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Award - Transportation/Infrastructure
  • Project: City of Fort Worth Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program
    Award: National Recognition Award - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Project: French Creek Natural Channel Restoration & Flood Control Project
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas Engineering Excellence - Water Resources - Gold
  • Project: Lakeside Logistics Park – Phase I & II
    Award: NAIOP Tampa Chapter Industrial Project of the Year
  • Project: Halff Community Initiative (HCI)
    Award: Ragan Workplace Wellness Awards – Employee Engagement – Honorable Mention
  • Project: Historic Weatherford Street Reconstruction
    Award: American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Project of the Year (Historical Restoration/Preservation Less Than $2 million)
  • Project: Historic Weatherford Street Reconstruction
    Award: Texas Downtown President’s Award – Best Public Improvement Under 50,000 (pop.)
  • Project: Majestic Park
    Award: Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Outdoor Facility of the Year over $500,000
  • Project: Railyard Park
    Award: Texas Downtown President’s Award – Best Public Improvement Under 50,000 (pop.)
  • Project: City of St. Pete Beach Sea Level Rise Adaptation Study
    Award: Yearbook of Engineering Achievement Award – Environmental/Sustainability
  • Project: City of Sugar Land Integrated Stormwater Management Model (ISWMM)
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas Engineering Excellence - Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services Award – Silver
  • Project: City of Sugar Land Integrated Stormwater Management Model (ISWMM)
    Award: Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) John Patton Community Service Award
  • Project: United States Courthouse – San Antonio
    Award: Engineering-News Record Texas-Louisiana Best Project Awards – Government/Public Building
aerial image of DFW Park 161
Majestic Park Overview
San Antonio Federal Courthouse exterior rendering

2021

  • Award: Trifecta Award; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2021 Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2021 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 102); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Best Place for Working Parents, Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Award: Top Workplace - Austin American Statesman
  • Award: Top Workplace - Houston Chronicle
  • Award: Top Workplace - Small Employers, San Antonio Express-News
  • Project: Walter E. Long Park Vision Plan
    Award: 2021 Texas ASLA Merit Award
  • Project: Sutton Creek Sewer Reconstruction (Design)
    Award: APWA Texas Chapter Public Works Project of the Year; Environmental (less than $2 million)
  • Project: SH 249 Toll Road (GEC/Program Management/Design)
    Award: APWA Texas Chapter Public Works Project of the Year; Transportation (greater than $75 million)
  • Project: The Epic PlayGrand Adventure
    Award: Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana - Best Projects (Residential/Hospitality), Award of Merit
  • Project: French Creek Channel Restoration and Flood Control (Design)
    Award: APWA Texas Chapter Public Works Project of the Year; Environment ($5 million to $25 million)
  • Project: City of Fort Worth Storm Drain Rehabilitation Program
    Award: 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Texas Engineering Excellence - Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services Award - Gold
  • Project: I-10 Bridge Modeling & Construction Verification
    Award: 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Texas Engineering Excellence - Surveying & Mapping Award - Gold
  • Project: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    Award: Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana - Small Project (under $10 million)
  • Project: City of Temple Comprehensive Plan 2020
    Award: Central Texas Section of the American Planning Association 2021 Comprehensive Plan Award
  • Project: City of Pearland Multi-Modal Master Plan
    Award: American Planning Association Texas Chapter 2021 Transportation Planning Achievement Award - Gold
  • Project: Railyard Park
    Award: Greater Dallas Planning Council Built Project Award - Honorable Mention
  • Project: Bull Shoals Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Award: American Council of Engineering Companies Arkansas Engineering Excellence Award – Water and Wastewater
  • Project: City of Baytown Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Award – Special Recognition
  • Project: FAMU Way
    Award: 2021 American Council of Engineering Companies Florida Engineering Excellence Gold - Transportation
  • Project: City of Tallahassee's Two Solar Farm and Substation 34
    Award: Project of the Year (Environmental More Than $75 Million category); Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Project: Internal Marketing
    Award: Marketing Excellence Award by Zweig Group
  • Project: Special Event
    Award: Marketing Excellence Award by Zweig Group
  • Project: U.S. 175/S.M. Wright Freeway - Phase I
    Award: Quality of Life/Community Development Award; Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO)
Kalari Resort exterior
Bull Shoals treatment plant next to White River

2020

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 106); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Design Firms (No. 14); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Award: 2020 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2020 Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Project: Lubbock County Transportation Road Improvement Program (TRIP)
    Award: TSPE South Plains Chapter Trailblazer Award
  • Project: Rolex Building
    Award: Best Office Project; D Magazine
  • Project: Llano Parks Master Plan
    Award: 2020 Hard Won Victories Award; Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APATX)
  • Project: Atascocita Park
    Award: 2020 H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Awards
  • Project: Bryan/College Station MPO University Avenue
    Award: 2020 Texas ALSA Honor Award

2019

  • Award: Top 500 Design Firms (No. 121); Engineering News-Record
  • Award: Top Design Firms (No. 16); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Award: 2019 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2019 Top 100 Workplaces; Austin American-Statesman
  • Award: 2019 Top 100 Places to Work; The Dallas Morning News
  • Award: Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50
  • Project: Rolex Building
    Award: 2019 Global Best Project (office category); Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana
  • Project: BRA-Lower Brazos River Floodplain Protection Planning Study
    Award: 2019 ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Award — Silver Medal
  • Project: Leon County's Woodside Heights Wastewater Retrofit
    Award: Top Project (Environmental Less Than $5 Million category); Big Bend Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
Rolex Building Dallas front sidewalk entrance
Rolex Building plaza at night with Dallas cityscape

2018

  • Award: Trifecta Award; Zweig Group
  • Award: Best Firms to Work For; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2018 Hot Firm; Zweig Group
  • Award: 2018 Top 100 Places to Work; The Dallas Morning News
  • Award: 2018 Top 100 Workplaces; Houston Chronicle
  • Award: 2018 Top 100 Workplaces; Austin American-Statesman
  • Award: Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50
  • Award: No. 27, Engineering and EA Firms; BD+C Giants
  • Project: Tallahassee Solar Farm Number 1
    Award: Project of the Year Environmental More Than $25 Million category); Big Bend Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Project: FAMU Way Phase 2 Roadway Improvements and Capital Cascades Trail Segment 3d‐A
    Award: Project of the Year (Multifunction category, greater than $5 million); Big Bend Chapter of the American Public Works Association (AWPA)
  • Project: City of Sugar Land Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas 2018 Planning Award
  • Project: Bay City Parks Master Plan
    Award: H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas 2018 Special Recognition
  • Project: TWDB-FEMA CTP Technical Pilot Project
    Award: 2018 ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Award — Gold Medal
  • Project: Apodaca Blueprint
    Award: Innovations in Planning; APA New Mexico Chapter
  • Project: Internal Marketing
    Award: Marketing Excellence Award by Zweig Group
  • Project: Social Media
    Award: Marketing Excellence Award by Zweig Group